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Vijayadashami in Kerala

Vijaya Dashami is observed on the day after the nine-day Navratri festival. It is last day of the Dasara festival. Vijayadashami in Kerala in 2023 is on October 24. Vijaya Dashami is observed as Vidyarambham in Kerala. Symbolically, Vijaya Dashami marks the end of all evil and the rise of a new dawn – a fresh beginning.

In Kerala, Vijaya Dashami is popular as Vidya Arambam. All tools and books that were untouched during the previous day (which is the Ayudha Puja day) are taken up after blessings from the Goddess on the day. 

Many people start learning music, art and new courses on the Vijayadasami day. 

Children are initiated into the world of letters on the day. 

People also use the day to begin new businesses and make new investments.